Monday, December 6, 2010

No news........just no news

No news is generally an indication of good news, but in our case, no news just earth shattering  new news! Bob is now on the once per week Chemo (Velcade) routine.  The Dex (I'm beginning to use those anacronyms.....either getting smarter, or lazier!) sends his Blood Glucose soaring for a couple of days, so we pull the insulin out of the fridge to get it back in line.

His only real issue (okay, other than the MM) seems to be the pain in his pelvis and legs (Neuropathy??. MM??, Velcade??, Sciatica??) which has gotten worse by the day. And, of course, it continues ALWAYS to be worse at night. For the past week, he has been on 300 mg of Neurontin, once per day;  and  increased to 3 x per day, yesterday. The Neurontin, and 4 mg of Dilaudid every 4 hours, plus some cold wraps around his ankles  makes the pain bearable but also make him struggle to stay awake!

He goes for Xrays tomorrow, after Chemo;  and  an MRI, on Saturday, to try and determine which of the above is causing his pain.     

His appetite is still good, his attitude is great ......maybe this is all just a bad dream?

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